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Court approves CHC reorganization plan

Court approves CHC reorganization plan

CHC Group Plan of Reorganization Confirmed by Court CHC Group (the “Company” or “CHC”) today announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas has confirmed the Company’s Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”) and signed a confirmation order to that effect. The Company expects to complete its financial restructuring process and… Read more »

Source: CHC Group, 07-Mar-17

HeliOffshore partners with GE to deliver global Safety Data Management System

HeliOffshore partners with GE to deliver global Safety Data Management System

HeliOffshore and GE Aviation have signed an agreement to develop and implement digital solutions for a global safety data management system for the offshore helicopter industry.  The system will be deployed in phases beginning this year. This effort will bring together GE’s extensive data and analytics technology and expertise with HeliOffshore’s safety leadership to provide deeper… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 07-Mar-17

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Sikorsky launches Flight Crew Operating Manuals for S92 and S76D

Sikorsky launches Flight Crew Operating Manuals for S92 and S76D

HeliOffshore member Sikorsky today launched Flight Crew Operating Manuals for its S92 and S76D aircraft. The new manuals help pilots to better understand the intent of each helicopter’s system operations and are part of HeliOffshore’s global programme to enhance safety across the offshore fleet. “Sikorsky, like every member of HeliOffshore, is committed to providing crews… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 07-Mar-17

Milestone lease AW169 to HeliKorea

Milestone lease AW169 to HeliKorea

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has leased a Leonardo AW169 to HeliKorea to accelerate its expansion into Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations in South Korea. The helicopter was sourced from Milestone’s order book with the manufacturer. “We are excited to begin this new partnership with… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 07-Mar-17

Germany extends TBO on PW206B2 engine

Germany extends TBO on PW206B2 engine

German EMS provider DRF Luftrettung is poised to significantly extend time on wing for its fleet of 17 H135P2 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW206B2 engine. Germany’s aviation authority, Luftfahrt Bundesamt, has approved the extension of the TBO on DRF Luftrettung’s engines from 4,000 hours to 4,500 hours on all… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 07-Mar-17

Axnes Announces the New MP30 Wireless Intercom

Axnes Announces the New MP30 Wireless Intercom

Wireless intercom technology innovator, Axnes has announced the introduction of the new MP30 handheld transceiver as a follow-on to the MP50 unit debuted last year.  The MP30 is a smaller, lighter, and lower cost alternative to the MP50 and includes many of the same comprehensive features. These include single band UHF frequencies, full duplex transmission… Read more »

Source: Axnes Aviation, 07-Mar-17

Honeywell STC for link between HUMS and satcom

Honeywell STC for link between HUMS and satcom

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has received Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) — issued by a governmental agency for approval to modify an aircraft from its original design — for its connectivity and condition-based maintenance products for a variety of helicopters. The new certification enables Honeywell’s Aspire 200 satellite communications system and Honeywell Health and Usage Monitoring Systems… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 07-Mar-17

Leonardo takes delivery of 2000th PT6C-67C engine for AW139 program

Leonardo takes delivery of 2000th PT6C-67C engine for AW139 program

Pratt & Whitney Canada will soon deliver its 2,000th PT6C-67C helicopter engine to Leonardo Helicopters, maker of the iconic AgustaWestland139, which entered into service in 2003. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The PT6C-67C engine gives the intermediate-twin helicopter exceptional power capability with each engine producing 1,700 shaft horsepower (shp) thermodynamic. The… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 07-Mar-17

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PAG announces FAA Approval in Australia

PAG announces FAA Approval in Australia

“Already having a Part 145 CASA & EASA approved repair station in Australia has enabled us to reduce aircraft downtime, improve response time, and has enabled customers to leverage the full scope of PAG services locally in Australia,” said Chris Slade, Director of Operations PAI-AU. “The recent approval from the FAA represents another effort to… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 07-Mar-17

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XTI and Bye Form Alliance on Hybrid/Electric Vertical Takeoff Airplane

XTI and Bye  Form Alliance on Hybrid/Electric Vertical Takeoff Airplane

“We’re replacing the transmission, gears, two large heavier engines and other components,” LaBelle continued, “with electric motors, batteries, generators, and a single smaller turboshaft engine.” “Advanced electric power for aircraft makes the hybrid-electric configuration compelling for the TriFan,” added George Bye, founder, Chairman and CEO of Bye Aerospace. “We can now bring together into one… Read more »

Source: XTI Aircraft Company, 07-Mar-17

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Milestone Provides two S92s and five S76Ds to Thai Aviation Services

Milestone Provides two S92s and five S76Ds to Thai Aviation Services

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has leased two Sikorsky S-92 and five Sikorsky S-76D helicopters to be operated by Thai Aviation Services Co., Ltd. (“TAS”). Of the seven aircraft, six were newly delivered from Milestone’s order book, and the seventh was sourced from Milestone’s existing fleet…. Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 07-Mar-17

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Honeywell Continues To Power Eagle 407HP Helicopters

Honeywell Continues To Power Eagle 407HP Helicopters

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will deliver a total of 10 HTS900 helicopter engines to Eagle Copters Ltd. in 2017. Eagle Copters placed a new order for eight additional engines in January 2017, adding to the two engines from a previous order, which are scheduled for delivery in the second quarter. “This order is proof positive that… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 07-Mar-17

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Enhances Service Capabilities with “Virtual Presence”

Pratt & Whitney Canada Enhances Service Capabilities with “Virtual Presence”

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has further enhanced its capacity to provide rapid, tailored customer support with Librestream’s Onsight, a new field-collaboration solution that connects the aircraft technician and remote specialist using an interactive audio-video technology platform. Building on its customer service leadership in the aviation industry, P&WC is able to deliver expedited support and… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 07-Mar-17

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Leonardo to offer Elbit Heli-ClearVision system on new aircraft

Leonardo to offer Elbit Heli-ClearVision system on new aircraft

Elbit Systems has signed a long-term agreement with Leonardo Helicopters to jointly market and equip Leonardo’s line of commercial helicopters with the latest Heli-ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS). Heli-ClearVision comprises a set of wearable Head Up Displays and Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS), along with unique synthetic vision applications specifically designed for helicopters requirements. As… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 07-Mar-17

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Vector Aerospace details Heli-Expo offering

Vector Aerospace details Heli-Expo offering

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is showcasing a wide range of its capabilities at this year’s Heli-Expo trade show in Dallas, TX, from crash-resistant fuel tanks and other safety equipment to engine MRO.  However, one capability in Vector’s service portfolio which is sometimes understated is… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospece, 07-Mar-17

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Waypoint and Eagle to offer fleet management solutions for third party asset owners

Waypoint and Eagle to offer fleet management solutions for third party asset owners

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Eagle, a leading global helicopter solution provider, to establish a new ‘Global Asset Management Services’ platform, which will provide a comprehensive offering of fleet management solutions for third party asset owners such… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 07-Mar-17

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Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Successful integration and testing of the new Transition to Hover feature has now been completed in the AS332L/L1 Super Puma helicopter. As part of a new software change for the Universal Avionics Flight Management System (FMS), Transition to Hover is a must-have feature for any AS332L/L1 crew engaged in overwater SAR operations, where the helicopter… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 07-Mar-17

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Airbus Helicopters delivers 700th helicopter to Canadian market

Airbus Helicopters delivers 700th helicopter to Canadian market

Airbus has delivered the 700th helicopter into the Canadian market, an H125 to the Nova Scotia Ministry of Natural Resources. The ministry’s mandate includes; development, management, conservation and protection of forest, mineral, parks and wildlife resources as well as, administration of the province’s crown land. The aircraft delivery is part of a fleet renewal for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Mar-17

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Columbia Completes 1st Firefighting Season w/World’s Largest Tanks

With a lengthy and very destructive firefighting season under their belts, Columbia Helicopters has credited part of its overall success to its two Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters that were equipped with the world’s largest helicopter Fire Attack System (FAS) internal water tanks. During 2016’s fire season, seven of Columbia Helicopters’ aircraft logged nearly 1,500 hours,… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 07-Mar-17

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Columbia Wins FAA AMT Diamond Award

Columbia Wins FAA AMT Diamond Award

Columbia Helicopters has earned its fifth consecutive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) AMT Employer Diamond Award of Excellence for its aviation maintenance technician (AMT) training program. Portland, Oregon-based Columbia Helicopters has received the annual award 14 times in the past 21 years. The award, which will be presented in a special ceremony on May 4, has… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 07-Mar-17

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Columbia 60th Anniversary Fact Sheet

Columbia 60th Anniversary Fact Sheet

Columbia Helicopters is celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout 2017. Here are a few items of interest about one of the world’s most successful rotorcraft service and support companies:  Columbia Helicopters was founded on April 24, 1957, by Wes Lematta with a single Hiller 12Bhelicopter. Over the past 60 years, Columbia Helicopters has been leading the way… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 07-Mar-17

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JSSI Leads Helicopter Market with Massive Program Expansion

JSSI Leads Helicopter Market with Massive Program Expansion

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the largest independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, continues to invest heavily in serving the helicopter market with 18 new helicopter maintenance programs introduced in 2016. A further 10 maintenance programs are already in development for 2017, with more to follow. JSSI has continued to expand… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 07-Mar-17

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Conklin & de Decker has exclusive offers for Heli-Expo 2017

Conklin & de Decker has exclusive offers for Heli-Expo 2017

Conklin & de Decker (Booth #8207) has announced they will offer Heli-Expo attendees a special 10% discount on their most popular data products during the three-day convention from March 7th through the 9th in Dallas, Texas. Heli-Expo attendees are invited to stop by the Conklin & de Decker booth to see what’s new with their… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 07-Mar-17

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VIH Offering its Full Suite of S92 STC Products

VIH Offering its Full Suite of S92 STC Products

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com – Booth # 10953), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services; and a specialist in designing Supplemental Type Certified solutions for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter has begun offering sales of its full complement of Sikorsky S-92 STC products to the global S-92 fleet. “In light of events that… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 07-Mar-17

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Aerometals Receives FAA PMA for Oil Cooler Impeller using Modern Manufacturing

Aerometals Receives FAA PMA for Oil Cooler Impeller using Modern Manufacturing

Aftermarket innovator Aerometals has received FAA PMA approval for a replacement design of the Oil Cooler Impeller (P/N A26633-1), which is eligible for installation on the MDHI 369D/E/FF/500N and all variants of the Airbus Helicopters BK117 (H145).  By replacing the legacy 21 piece soldered construction method being used on the OEM impeller with 5-axis CNC… Read more »

Source: Aerometals, 07-Mar-17

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Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

For the first time in Universal Avionics’ history, a rotorcraft company has been awarded the distinction of International Top Dealer. Heli-One Norway achieved this honor for 2016; a significant accomplishment that marks a growing position in the helicopter market for Universal Avionics products. Heli-One brought forward several key special mission retrofit programs in 2016 for… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 07-Mar-17

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Esterline To Exhibit Integrated Helicopter Avionics Solutions at 2017 Heli-Expo

Esterline To Exhibit Integrated Helicopter Avionics Solutions  at 2017 Heli-Expo

Esterline Avionics Systems is showcasing its advanced displays and CMC Electronics brand integrated helicopter avionics solutions at this year’s Heli-Expo in Booth #3207.  On show for the first time, Esterline’s helicopter demonstrator will feature an extensive range of the company’s core capabilities and products. Don Paolucci, vice-president, navigation and integrated systems, Esterline CMC Electronics, said:… Read more »

Source: Esterline Avionics, 07-Mar-17

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Esterline CMA-6800 Display Granted STC on the S-76B/C Helicopter

Esterline CMA-6800 Display Granted STC on the S-76B/C Helicopter

DAC International, a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval to install the Esterline CMA-6800 LCD Display on the S-76B/C helicopter. The STC includes approvals for the S-76B, S-76C+ and S-76C++ models. Cisco Hernandez, president of DAC International, said: “We believe that the CMA-6800 display offers many benefits as… Read more »

Source: Esterline Avionics Systems, 07-Mar-17

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LORD Extends Warranty and Repair Service Programs

LORD Extends Warranty and Repair Service Programs

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has once again extended its warranty program and repair offerings on several platforms. In direct response to customer feedback to lower direct maintenance costs without compromising quality, as well as continued improved performance of products, LORD has announced the following platform offerings:… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 07-Mar-17

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Cadorath Rebrands All Divisions, Increasing Focus on MOREUPTIME

Cadorath Rebrands All Divisions, Increasing Focus on MOREUPTIME

Cadorath with facilities in Winnipeg Canada and Lafayette & Orion USA recently rebranded, and unveiled a new website. Subtle changes were made to the logo which maintain its commitment to all of their customers while reflecting their current corporate image and identity. Updated value statements plainly state their methodology of ‘We Turn Can’t into Next’…. Read more »

Source: Cadorath, 07-Mar-17

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12 AW139s start EMS ops in Australia with Donaldson inlet barrier filters

12 AW139s start EMS ops in Australia with Donaldson inlet barrier filters

Twelve new AW139 air medical helicopters – all equipped with Donaldson AW139 Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) – have entered service in Australia, joining numerous other air operators that already use the advanced filter to keep their aircraft flying at peak performance. Two new operators – Toll Helicopters and Hunter Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Services… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 07-Mar-17

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New Hangar for North Flight Aero Med

New Hangar for North Flight Aero Med

North Flight Aero Med in Traverse City now has a new hangar. The new hangar has been met with great enthusiasm, especially as it will save time during emergency situations. Not only does it have space for helicopters, it is well equipped for staff as it has beds available as well as space for equipment. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Mar-17

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Life Flight Network to station H135 at Newport Municipal Airport

Life Flight Network to station H135 at Newport Municipal Airport

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it is opening a new rotor-wing base in Newport, OR, to be operational in the next 60-90 days. The rotary wing aircraft will provide ICU level care while in the air, serving Lincoln, Lane, Tillamook, Polk, and Benton counties, and… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 06-Mar-17

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LORD Corporation Launches MRO Services Mobile App Share

LORD Corporation Launches MRO Services Mobile App Share

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has launched a mobile application designed to easily showcase available parts for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) customers. Available for iOS as “LORD MRO Services,” the free platform-oriented app enables operators to instantly access LORD rotary-wing capability information. iPhone, iPod and iPad… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 06-Mar-17

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Guardian Announces New G4ME System

Guardian Announces New G4ME System

Just in time for the upcoming HAI and AEA conferences, we are pleased to announce a new and enhanced model that builds on the success and market acceptance of our proven G4. Introducing the G4ME – a global, real-time tracking and two-way messaging all in one device – built for your needs today, but also… Read more »

Source: Guardian Mobility Inc., 06-Mar-17

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Polish Armaments Group enhances cooperation with Leonardo

Polish Armaments Group enhances cooperation with Leonardo

On 2 March 2017 in Rome, Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) and the Italian company Leonardo signed a Cooperation Agreement for helicopters. This is mutual confirmation of the cooperation and continued dialogue on areas of potential industrial cooperation around production, servicing and maintenance of helicopters for the Polish Armed Forces. This agreement between Polish Armaments Group… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Mar-17

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Sea Skua is fired for the last time from HMS Portland’s Lynx

Sea Skua is fired for the last time from HMS Portland’s Lynx

The Sea Skua missile all but wiped out Saddam Hussein’s Navy single-handedly in the first Gulf War in 1991, wrecking 14 enemy ships. But with the Lynx helicopter which carries it, just weeks away from being retired, the missiles were launched for the final time in the middle of the Atlantic as HMS Portland let… Read more »

Source: UK's Royal Navy, 06-Mar-17

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FlightSafety expands initial NVG training to B212/B412 and Airbus H135

FlightSafety expands initial NVG training to B212/B412 and Airbus H135

FlightSafety International now offers FAA-approved Part 142 Night Vision Goggle initial training for the Airbus Helicopters H135, Bell 212, and Bell 412EP using Level D qualified simulators. FlightSafety also introduces an NVG eLearning recurrent course. “The ongoing expansion of our NVG training for helicopter pilots demonstrates our investment and commitment to providing the highest quality… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 06-Mar-17

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Donaldson IBFs Protect NYC H125 Fleet

Donaldson IBFs Protect NYC H125 Fleet

A year after installing its first engine filter, successful New York City tour operator Liberty Helicopters has found a better solution to engine protection: the Donaldson Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF), a proven system from Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI). Liberty Helicopters had performed a thorough evaluation of engine… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Company, 06-Mar-17

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Airbus to enhance customer support through Premium Service Centers

Airbus to enhance customer support through Premium Service Centers

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is taking additional steps to enhance customer support to its many, far-flung Airbus helicopter operators by creating a network of specially trained, stocked and equipped Premium Service Centers. Premium Service Centers will be selected from the company’s existing network based on their geographical coverage, reputation, and quality of services provided to their… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Mar-17

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BLR Announces 1st H125 FastFin Sale

BLR Announces 1st H125 FastFin Sale

BLR Aerospace has completed its first fleet sale of the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for Airbus H125 helicopters and will introduce its lead-the-fleet customer at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas. Brainerd Aviation purchased four systems in December, becoming the first operator to select the FastFin, which uses advanced airflow management to increase… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 06-Mar-17

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Milestone Aviation to lease two AW139s to Norsk Luftambulanse

Milestone Aviation to lease two AW139s to Norsk Luftambulanse

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it will provide two AW139 helicopters from its order book with Leonardo Helicopters to Norsk Luftambulanse AS (“NLA”) to support emergency medical services (HEMS) in Norway. In July, Norway’s National Air Ambulance Service awarded NLA with a six-year contract (with a… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 06-Mar-17

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East West starts seat deliveries for Bell 505

East West starts seat deliveries for Bell 505

While the industry experiences a downturn, sales and revenue are up 25 percent at East/West Industries. The rapidly growing supplier of lifesaving equipment for rotorcraft in late February moved into a spacious new facility where it is producing seats for the next-generation Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and other innovative rotorcraft programs. More than 250… Read more »

Source: East/West Industries, 06-Mar-17

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Helicentre Aviation Expands EASA Flight Instructor Academy

Helicentre Aviation Expands EASA Flight Instructor Academy

Helicentre Aviation Academy has expanded the capability of its flight instructor career programme with the addition of a new Flight Instructor Course (FIC) instructor to meet demand for its professional pilot training courses. Captain Simon Wiles is only the second UK helicopter pilot to successfully undergo the CAA assessment since the implementation of EASA, earning… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 06-Mar-17

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VIH Aerospace Successfully Completes ISO 9001 Audit

VIH Aerospace Successfully Completes ISO 9001 Audit

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services announces it has successfully completed its certification audit and has received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 Certification.   Arne Arneson, general manager for VIHA explains that his company undertook the initiative to achieve the ISO… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 06-Mar-17

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FlightSafety and Sikorsky announce new sikorsky S-76D™ graphical flight-deck simulator

FlightSafety and Sikorsky announce new sikorsky S-76D™ graphical flight-deck simulator

FlightSafety International and Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company, announce the entry into service of a new Graphical Flight-deck simulator designed specifically for the Sikorsky S-76D helicopter. “The development and entry into service of a new Graphical Flight-deck simulator for the Sikorsky S-76D clearly demonstrates FlightSafety’s excellent working relationship with Sikorsky,” said David Davenport, Executive Vice… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 06-Mar-17

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HeliOffshore is award finalist in Safety Innovation catgory

HeliOffshore is award finalist in Safety Innovation catgory

The offshore helicopter industry’s collaboration for safety was recognised today at the Aviation Week 60th Annual Laureate Awards. HeliOffshore was a finalist in the Safety Innovation category, which was won by Jaiwon Shin, NASA Associate Administrator for Aeronautics. Mr. Shin’s award recognised his leadership in developing a compelling strategy to guide U.S. civil aviation research…. Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 06-Mar-17

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Avinco demonstrates stability in helicopter market

Avinco demonstrates stability in helicopter market

Avinco, global leader in helicopter sales, acquisitions, trading and remarketing services, today announced its 2016 results. A stable number of annual transactions and an unprecedented repossession contract Avinco completed 27 helicopter transactions in 2016, totalling over $ 54 Mio worth of assets. Avinco was awarded the largest helicopter repossession contract to date with twenty one… Read more »

Source: Avinco, 06-Mar-17

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Air Evac Adds Seven Frasca Bell 206/407 Advanced Aviation Training Devices

Air Evac Adds Seven Frasca Bell 206/407 Advanced Aviation Training Devices

Frasca International has sold seven Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATDs) for the Bell 206/407 series helicopters to Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) provider in the United States. The seven AATDs will be used by Air Evac to provide recurrent flight training for 600 pilots every four months, on… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 06-Mar-17

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Breeze-Eastern Introduces New Lighted Hook

Breeze-Eastern Introduces New Lighted Hook

Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE: TDG) will unveil its new illuminated bumper, designed for quick and easy installation on any Breeze-Eastern hook assembly, this week at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas. All three Breeze-Eastern rescue hooks, the lighted bumper and other company rescue hoist products will be featured at Exhibit 9334, where experts will be on hand… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 06-Mar-17

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PJ Helicopters is 1st to Fly Dry Media IBF

PJ Helicopters is 1st to Fly Dry Media IBF

PJ Helicopters, the first operator to install and fly with a new Donaldson dry media Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF), is rapidly approaching 100 hours of flight operation using the new filter. Developed and produced by Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), the new filter is being flown on one… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 06-Mar-17

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SKYTRAC Expands Data Management Suite with New Cockpit Tools

SKYTRAC Expands Data Management Suite with New Cockpit Tools

SKYTRAC Systems adds two new flight monitoring and data management solutions to the operator toolbox this month. In response to customer demand, SKYTRAC augments its existing Flight Data Monitoring services with new cockpit camera options. Available in two flexible kits, the system discreetly records hours of high-resolution cockpit audio-visuals using one or more flush-mounted image… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac Systems, 06-Mar-17

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Maxcraft Avionics Receives STC for Category “A” Urban Operations from Ground Level and Elevated Heliports

Maxcraft Avionics Receives STC for Category “A” Urban Operations from Ground Level and Elevated Heliports

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd announced that they have received Transport Canada STC SH16-53 for Category “A” Urban Operations from Ground Level and Elevated Heliports. Sikorsky S76C+/C++ aircraft equipped with this STC can achieve operational approval for takeoff and landings at H1 designated heliports. Multiple Canadian EMS rotorcraft operators faced suspension of H1 heliport operations at critical… Read more »

Source: Maxcraft Avionics, 06-Mar-17

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HFI awards scholarships for next generation of helicopter professionals

HFI awards scholarships for next generation of helicopter professionals

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) is pleased to announce the 19 recipients of its 2017 scholarship awards. Provided to aviation students around the world, the HFI Scholarship Program supports the foundation’s long-standing mission to educate the next generation of helicopter professionals. This year’s awards include six scholarships for students in helicopter maintenance technician programs, four scholarships… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 06-Mar-17

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HFI Scholarship recognises Australian talent

HFI Scholarship recognises Australian talent

Becker Helicopters Pilot Academy is delighted to announce that one of its apprenticed Maintenance Technician’s, David Betts, was chosen as a 2017 Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) Scholarship winner. HFI annually offers up to 19 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow’s vertical aviation industry. The HFI Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship is… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Foundation International, 06-Mar-17

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HAI Connect is the place to be at Heli-Expo 2017

HAI Connect is the place to be at Heli-Expo 2017

Looking for something new and dynamic at this year’s HAI HELI-EXPO in Dallas? Do your best Texas two-step on over to the HAI Connect Pavilion right in the middle of the show floor for a unique opportunity to network, engage, and learn with 20,000 of your industry peers. Located at Booth #4504 amid the exciting… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association Internationa, 06-Mar-17

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LORD Corporation Announces Two Million Flight Hours

LORD Corporation Announces Two Million Flight Hours

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has announced that it now has more than 1,500 Active Vibration Control Systems (AVCS) and Electromechanical Systems (EMS) in service. These systems have achieved more than two million flight hours… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 06-Mar-17

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Thales takes on light helicopter avionics challenge

Thales takes on light helicopter avionics challenge

HAI Heli-Expo visitors will get a fresh look at Thales’s vision of the future of rotorcraft cockpit technology, a development project which is building enough momentum to be scheduled for possible certification in 2020.

Source: Flight Global, 06-Mar-17

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EASA refuses to provide GA update via webinar

EASA refuses to provide GA update via webinar

EASA has put out a press release regarding “GA Roadmap update”, which reports on recent achievements, and more importantly, where they think European aviation is going.  Timing to coincide with the AERO event in Friedrichshafen on Thursday, 6 April 2017 from 12.00 to 14.00, the event is only open to those attending in person.  The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-17

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DEA General Aviation to hold press release – booth 4324 at Heli-Expo

DEA General Aviation to hold press release – booth 4324 at Heli-Expo

MEDIA INVITATION – HAI Heli-Expo 2017   Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 3:30 pm   Booth No. 4324   DEAGA USA is making its international debut at HAI Heli-Expo this week exhibiting helicopter products from the Argentinian manufacturer Cicaré Helicopters, including the revolutionary SVH4 Helicopter Trainer. You are cordially invited to meet Argentinian Founder and… Read more »

Source: DEA, 05-Mar-17

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11th Edition of EDA Helicopter Exercise Programme Confirmed for May

11th Edition of EDA Helicopter Exercise Programme Confirmed for May

Exercise FIRE BLADE 2017 will be hosted by Hungary at Pápa Airbase and takes place from the 1st to the 12th of May. 17 air assets and 450 personnel are expected to take part in this live fire focused training exercise. FIRE BLADE 2017 (FB17) marks the 11th helicopter exercise under the umbrella of the… Read more »

Source: EDA, 05-Mar-17

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Era Partners with Leonardo Helicopters to Showcase AW189

Era Partners with Leonardo Helicopters to Showcase AW189

Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced that one of its AW189 helicopters will be on display at the 2017 HAI Heli-Expo, the world’s largest trade show dedicated to the international helicopter community. Era served as the launch customer for the AW189 helicopter in the Americas upon taking delivery… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 05-Mar-17

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Airbus Helicopters former chief pilot given flight safety role

Airbus Helicopters former chief pilot given flight safety role

Bruce Webb, the long-time chief pilot for Airbus Helicopters Inc., has a mission in life. He wants to make flying helicopters safer. Now it’s his job. Webb has moved into a new role as Director of Aviation Education and Community Outreach, for Airbus Helicopters Inc. In the newly created position, Webb will work to strengthen… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Mar-17

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Vector upgrades RR M250-C47B to enhance Bell 407 performance

Vector upgrades RR M250-C47B to enhance Bell 407 performance

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is reporting strong demand for the Rolls-Royce M250-C47B Value Improvement Package (VIP) upgrade, which is available to operators of Bell Helicopter’s best-selling platform, the Bell 407. Vector, an award-winning M250 Authorized Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC), has teamed up… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 05-Mar-17

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Able signs an exclusive agreement with Eagle Copters

Able signs an exclusive agreement with Eagle Copters

 Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected by Eagle Copters Ltd. as the exclusive provider for component repair, overhaul and exchange services for helicopter installations in Australasia and Chile. The agreement includes support for a significant mixed fleet of aircraft in these regions. It will also help Eagle Copters expand… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 05-Mar-17

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Heliatica unveils photomapping payload and blind zone cameras for light helicopters

Heliatica unveils photomapping payload and blind zone cameras for light helicopters

A Russian company HELIATICA debuts at Heli-Expo industry show and unveils its new products: the universal geodetic photomapping and monitoring payload and the blind zone video system. Both solutions are designed to fit Robinson R44 and R66, Bell 206 and 407, Airbus Helicopters H120, H125, H130 and AS350 families. The geodetic mapping and monitoring payload… Read more »

Source: Heliatica, 05-Mar-17

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FEC Heliports will display a range of Portable Heliport Lighting systems Heli-Expo 2017

FEC Heliports will display a range of Portable Heliport Lighting systems Heli-Expo 2017

FEC Heliports will be demonstrating their range of Portable Heliport Lighting systems, at 2017 HAI HELI EXPO in Dallas, USA from March 6th to 9th Both MIL-Star® and HEMS-Star® portable rechargeable LED lighting systems are designed for fast deployment in emergency and temporary situations to facilitate safe and effective marking of helicopter landing areas.  HEMS-Star®… Read more »

Source: FEC Heliports, 05-Mar-17

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New simulation software improves helicopter pilot training

New simulation software improves helicopter pilot training

Missions at sea, in mountainous regions or close to skyscrapers are extremely risky for helicopter pilots. The turbulent air flows near oil rigs, ships, cliffs and tall buildings can throw a helicopter off balance and cause a crash. To provide pilots with optimal preparation for these challenging conditions, engineers at the Technical University of Munich… Read more »

Source: Technical University of Munich, 05-Mar-17

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India’s first heliport becomes operational in Delhi

India’s first heliport becomes operational in Delhi

India’s first dedicated heliport built at a cost of Rs 100 crore for flying in and out of Delhi to nearby areas in choppers became operational here today. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated the state-of-the-art heliport at Rohini in north Delhi, saying this is the first such integrated facility in South Asia. The… Read more »

Source: PTI, 05-Mar-17

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Sikorsky transfers S-70i to Aselsan for Turkish development program

Sikorsky transfers S-70i to Aselsan for Turkish development program

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has transferred to defense electronics firm Aselsan an S-70i Black Hawk helicopter for use as the prototype aircraft for the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP). The aircraft will enable Sikorsky to integrate an Aselsan-developed avionics suite into the Republic of Turkey’s new T70 utility helicopter, and later into Turkish-built Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 05-Mar-17

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Schiebel picks Leonardo radar for African Camcopter operator

Schiebel picks Leonardo radar for African Camcopter operator

Leonardo has announced, at the Avalon airshow in Geelong, Australia, that the company has been selected by Austrian-based Schiebel to deliver its active electronically-scanned array (AESA) radar technology for the Camcopter® S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) being provided to the armed forces of a North African nation. The radar, Leonardo’s PicoSAR, will be used to… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 05-Mar-17

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Cobham Helicopter Academy to be launched at Heli-Expo 2017

Cobham Helicopter Academy to be launched at Heli-Expo 2017

Cobham will be attending HAI Heli-Expo this year and launching its new Helicopter Academy for the first time as well as displaying some of its newest and most popular technology. Cobham is a global organisation with a wide range of aerospace and defence capabilities. With more than 80 years in business, Cobham is a market… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 04-Mar-17

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Vector Aerospace to showcase a range of customer-focused MRO solutions at HAI Heli-Expo

Vector Aerospace to showcase a range of customer-focused MRO solutions at HAI Heli-Expo

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will be highlighting its broad range of customer-focused support solutions at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017 helicopter trade show & exposition being held in Dallas, TX next week (March 7-9). A major highlight on Vector’s booth (# 1612) will be its Airbus Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 03-Mar-17

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PAG Invests in additional MRO Capabilities at Australia Facility

PAG Invests in additional MRO Capabilities at Australia Facility

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry has completed the third expansion in four years at the Brisbane, Australia based EASA, CASA & FAA Approved Repair Station. The expansion will accommodate the growth of the company’s wheel and brake, starter generator and… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 03-Mar-17

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Waypoint Leasing Places Two H135s with Mackay Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing Places Two H135s with Mackay Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it will deliver two Airbus Helicopters H135s from its order book on lease to Mackay Helicopters Pty Ltd (“Mackay”), a leading Australian helicopter operator.  Waypoint’s H135s will operate out of Mackay’s North Queensland Base on specialist helicopter marine pilot transfer operations. Ian… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 03-Mar-17

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